Willard Wayne Dean, 78, of Naylor, MO., formerly of Rockford, IL., died Tuesday March 31, 2015 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Dean was born Sept. 7, 1936 in AR. He worked in the janitorial service and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wrestling. He was of the Christian faith and a resident of Ripley Co. for 10+ years.

Mr. Dean married Joyce Morrow in Rockford, IL. She preceded him in death on May 20, 2011.

He was survived by his children, Tom Dean of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Marty Dean of Conway AR., Mike Dean of Poplar Bluff; sisters, Christine, Earline Moore, Sherlene Parker, Georgia Herring; brothers, Roy Dean, Ace Dean; and grandchildren, Jennifer, Justin, Tracy, Amy, and Nickie.

Besides his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Dean and Edith Dean; his sister, Ruth; and brothers, Gale Dean, Brooksie Dean, and Timothy Dean.

A visitation will be held Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.